The Attention Economy

“Feeling the need to check your smartphone, like or post on social media? Then you’re part of the attention economy. David Grossman discovers why it’s so hard to resist the billion-dollar industry of digital distraction.”

Radio 4 radio show, The New Age of Capitalism

How our economy works is changing through the internet. It is like trading can now take place in a new place with new rules and new risks and new benefits. Another view is of the Surveillance Capitalism.

David Richardson talks to Tim Wu, author of ‘The Attention Merchants, The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads’ and former Google executive James Williams, author of ‘Stand Out of Our Light, Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy’.

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